FREEPORT

Los Angeles, CA
Jun 12, 12 PM - 9 PM — ends Oct 01, 2021
FREEPORT is inspired by and modeled after the Luxembourg Freeport featuring the work of Neïl Beloufa, Sarah Rosalena Brady, Alice Bucknell, Juan Covelli, Alexandra Koumantaki, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Hirad Sab.

Freeports are unregulated storage facilities that hoard art and valuables for the uber-rich. These ultra-secure warehouses exist outside of the territorial tax jurisdictions of any country. Freeports lack transparency which can promote fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.

There are many similarities that can be made between freeports and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Both exist in unregulated territories, are constructs of capitalism, and can elicit unsavory practices. With a touch of irony, EPOCH seeks to circumvent these similarities by offering a unique concept for an NFT built upon an ecological, equitable, and sustainable model. The entire virtual exhibition, FREEPORT, will be offered as a singular NFT containing a compilation of artworks by the participating artists. The FREEPORT NFT will be minted on the climate-friendly blockchain, Algorand.